Here we are halfway through the month of June, and I am not finished planting. We have a couple of alfalfa trials that are ready to go in but when they are predicting a heavy rain, I question if we shouldn’t wait until that is behind us. Small seed will […]

Almost everyone loves good Chinese take-out food, so in my most recent cookbook, Cooking Around the World with Chef Dez, I included a whole chapter on this. In that chapter you will learn how to make all your favourites at home, including this most popular recipe for Chicken Fried Rice. […]

A few weeks ago, my favourite six-year-old asked a thoughtful question: “How old do you have to be to read?” The first six words — “How old do you have to be…” — can be asked of many situations, of many people. Even hockey coaches: “How old do you have […]

By Nickolaus Hayes
Special to the Times

What does it take to be a good father? While there are countless answers to this question, it generally means playing an essential role in a child’s life. Generally, fathers provide abundant love, support, and involvement, making sacrifices to ensure their children are loved and cared for. A father is […]

After spending most of the winter in the southern U.S., it’s been really nice to be home the past few weeks to enjoy the awesome early season fishing opportunities that we have across the Sunset Country region. It’s the best time of year as our lakes start to warm up […]

Here are some tips to follow to help you get the best results when planting and growing lilacs.  Good Planning For the best blooms, plant lilacs in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Lilacs should be planted on a slightly raised area or on […]

I was struck by two news items on Thursday. The first was the 80th anniversary of D-Day when 14,000 Canadian troops stormed Juno Beach breaking the long siege of Nazi Germany over Europe. Three hundred-fifty-nine soldiers died on that day defending Canada. They had all sworn allegiance to protecting Canada. […]

Rural students from Crossroads, Donald Young and Sturgeon Creek Schools competed in an Archery Tournament on Tuesday, May 28th. (The NASP Regional) National Archery Schools Program. This is one of ten Regional live tournaments. The event took place in Dryden, 137 students competed and it’s the first time RRDSB students […]